Wednesday, December 2, 2015

That Good Ol Oregon Coast

So you know the movie The Goonies? Well I don't. But apparently everyone else does... Cannon Beach is home to The Goonies Rock, The Goonies House and lots of other things that I don't quite get since I never actually watched the movie. But regardless, coastal Oregon is BEAUTIFUL.

Like, she a 10, guys.
If you are exploring Portland I definitely recommend taking a quick 1.5 hour drive to the coast. You won't regret it. It's the perfect kind of pause before you have to head back to the real world.

Seaside is a historic town that has its character preserved in its old style charm.

Warning - not much to do after 10pm besides eat pizza.

The city is pretty small. You really don't need more than 2 days to explore it and its surrounding beaches. Now I'll be honest to say that when we arrived in Seaside around 10pm on day 4 of vacation we were tired and hungry. We didn't do much but inhale a medium sized supreme pizza, two sides of wings, and POP. Yes, pop. Thank you Fultanos. Not my shining moment but it happens. [no pictures here guys]

After wandering the few blocks of Broadway (the main strip of the city) and walking our pizza babies off on the beach boardwalk, we hit the hay.

Come morning, we were back to eating and went to Pig N Pancake for breakfast. It's such a cute, old style diner. Simple and classic. There is also an indoor carousal in the center of Broadways strip.  It was pretty darn cool.

Tip - adults welcome so have a whirl!

After breakfast we went back to the pizza joint from the morning before because the other side of it was full of GAMES! All kinds of games... pop a shot, skeeball, high tech touch screen games, old school hungry hippos, basically anything and everything fun.

Yes, those are all my tickets I won in an hours time, and YES I did give them to a cute little Asian boy.

That place is FUN guys. It will also take all of your money very quickly when you're in a heated skee-ball match.

Soon after all of our arcade room fun, we headed off to Ecola State Park. We were told a part of Twilight was filmed there. It's basically an effervescent, enchanted magicland, thats all.

Anyways, the views... ridiculous.

And the wildlife... ca-uuuttee!

We took in all the vistas that Ecola State Park had for us and then headed down to Cannon Beach for a snack and a sunset at Haystack Rock.

What better way to end the trip than with the crackling of a beach bonfire...

Happy exploring,

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